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Dr. Hannah Brewer is an assistant professor in the Physical and Health Education Department. She earned her bachelor's of science in health and physical education from Lock Haven University and her master of education in health and physical education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received a PhD in education in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Brewer is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and has worked with Highmark Healthy High 5's KidShape program and America on the Move to prevent childhood obesity at the local level. Her research interests include skills-based health education, preventing childhood obesity, and reducing risk behaviors among youth.
Randy Nichols is a Professor in the Physical and Health Education Department along with being the Coordinator of the School Wellness Education program at Slippery Rock University. He is passionate about rebuilding the health and wellness of our society through schools.
H. Richard Milner IV is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, Professor of Education, as well as the Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Milner is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the recipient of the National Association of Multicultural Education’s Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award.
Recently, he was honored with the John Dewey Award for relating research to practice and the Innovations in Diversity, Teaching, and Teacher Education Award from Division K of the American Educational Research Association. His research, teaching and policy interests include urban teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. In particular, Dr. Milner’s research examines policies and practices that support teacher success in urban schools.
His research has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s 2012 Outstanding Book Award and the American Education Studies Association’s Critic’s Choice Book Award for the widely-read book, Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2010). His most recent book is Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2015). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
M.S. Child Development
Hedda Sharapan began working with Fred Rogers over 50 years ago at the very beginning of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in October, 1966, while completing her M.S. in Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh. Based on her experiences on the production team and her child development background, Hedda became a highly sought-after speaker about Fred Rogers and his timeless wisdom at conferences around the country. Through The Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College where she received an honorary doctorate degree in 2013, she writes a monthly e-newsletter “What we can continue to learn from Fred Rogers” that reaches 15,000 subscribers. As a Senior Fellow, she has been working on transcribing and analyzing hundreds of hours of taped conversations between Fred Rogers and his chief consultant, Dr. Margaret McFarland, as they discussed the child development underpining for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood themes and scripts. Hedda also serves as a child development consultant at The Fred Rogers’ Company for its popular PBS children's series Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.
Jessica Daluz-Hill is a University Programs Specialist at Google, working to recruit and hire student talent into tech roles at the company. She is a two-time Carnegie Mellon graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Management. Before coming to Google, she served as an admissions representative at CMU, working to help determine students for the incoming computer science class. Although she has spent a large part of her career assessing top-tier students, her passion is to create opportunities for students from underrepresented and low income communities who have not had access to technology education.